So here’s my weekend; sitting around with Generals, spooks and politicians talking about depraved terrorists, asymmetrical warfare and spying. We’ll also try and watch a bit of hockey.

I’ll admit this is a bit of a one-off.

But it’s what you do at the Halifax International Security Forum, a gathering of some 300 of the world’s best minds on security and intelligence. Canada has played host to this for the past six years and it’s gaining a reputation as one of the best of its kind.

This year, we’re pulling back the curtain of secrecy on one of the sessions and turning it into a sort of world town hall for a special edition of The West Block.

The question we will put before the forum is this: Can we make North America safe from the worst of terrorism and crime by re-imagining how the continent could work?

In other words, should we bring back the idea of Fortress North America?

via Blog: Halifax security forum and the idea of ‘Fortress North America’ | Globalnews.ca.

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